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VISUAL ARTS AND VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS DESIGN UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM (BAVACD)

  Diploma Area Advisor: Seluk Artut, Erda Aksel, Elif Ayiter

We live in a world where the role of the artist/designer is being redefined. Todays artists and designers need to be equipped with knowledge and vision which go far beyond the traditionally required skills of draughtsmanship. The individual's need to be conversant with social, scientific and technological evolution that surrounds him or her, and the ability to incorporate this evolution into the creative process, brings the issue of a visual education that has a wider based spectrum than before. The interdisciplinary educational approach embraced by Sabanc University aims to provide an ideal breeding ground for the education of the "new" artist and designer.

The program offers two different tracks, namely Visual Arts where the aim is the education of visual arts and Visual Communication Design where the aim is the education of multimedia and web designers.

SUMMARY OF DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Course Category Min. ECTS Credits Min. SU Credits Min. Courses
University Courses 75 44 -
Required Courses 65 30 -
Core Electives I (Art/Design History Courses) 16 9 -
Core Electives II (Skill Courses) 18 9 -
Area Electives 30 15 -
Free Electives 36 18 -
Faculty Courses - - 5
Total 240 127 -

 

University Courses

From the University Courses listed below, 17 courses and 44 SU credits and 75 ECTS credits must be completed.

- All freshman courses (1XX coded courses, including PROJ 201) and SPS 303 are required.

- Only two of the HUM coded courses listed below are required.

(Please visit Foundations Development Directorate web site (fdd.sabanciuniv.edu) for general information about University Courses.)


  Course Name ECTS Credits SU Credits Faculty
     IF 100 Computational Approaches to Problem Solving 5 3 FENS
     MATH 101 Calculus I 6 3 FENS
     CIP 101N Civic Involvement Projects I-N 1 0 FASS
     NS 101 Science of Nature I 6 4 FENS
     SPS 101 Humanity and Society I 6 3 FASS
     TLL 101 Turkish Language and Literature I 3 2 SL
     AL 102 Academic Literacies 5 3 SL
     MATH 102 Calculus II 6 3 FENS
     NS 102 Science of Nature II 6 4 FENS
     SPS 102 Humanity and Society II 6 3 FASS
     TLL 102 Turkish Language and Literature II 3 2 SL
     HIST 191 Principles of Atatrk and the History of the Turkish Revolution I 3 2 FASS
     HIST 192 Principles of Atatrk and the History of the Turkish Revolution II 3 2 FASS
     HUM 201 Major Works of Literature - Myths and Archetypes 5 3 FASS
     PROJ 201 Undergraduate Project Course 1 1 FENS
     HUM 202 Major Works of Western Art 5 3 FASS
     HUM 203 Major Works of Ottoman Culture 5 3 FASS
     HUM 204 Major Works of Classical Music 5 3 FASS
     HUM 205 Major Works of the Cinema 5 3 FASS
     HUM 206 Major Works of Drama 5 3 FASS
     HUM 211 Major Works of 20th Century Literature 5 3 FASS
     HUM 212 Major Works of Modern Art 5 3 FASS
     HUM 214 Major Works of the Opera 5 3 FASS
     HUM 221 Major Works of the Novel 5 3 FASS
     HUM 222 Major Works of Architecture 5 3 FASS
     HUM 224 Major Works of 20th Century Music 5 3 FASS
     HUM 231 Major Works of Poetry 5 3 FASS
     HUM 232 Major Works of Asian Art 5 3 FASS
     HUM 241 Major Works of Short Fiction 5 3 FASS
     HUM 261 Major Works of World Literature 5 3 FASS
     SPS 303 Law and Ethics 5 3 FASS
 

Required Courses

All courses below


  Course Name ECTS Credits SU Credits Faculty
     PROJ 300 Project and Internship 3 0 FASS
 * 
VA 201 Visual Language I 7 4 FASS
     VA 202 Visual Language II 7 4 FASS
 * 
VA 203 Language of Drawing I 7 3 FASS
     VA 204 Language of Drawing II 7 3 FASS
     VA 234 Design with Typography 6 3 FASS
     VA 301 Project Studio I 7 3 FASS
     VA 302 Project Studio II 7 3 FASS
     VA 401 Project Studio III 7 3 FASS
     VA 402 Project Studio IV 7 4 FASS
 

Core Electives I (Art/Design History Courses)

3 courses from the pool below. HUM 202 and HUM 212 courses are also included in this pool.However HUM coded courses (HUM 202 & HUM 212) in the pool can not be counted towards "Core Electives I" requirement if they've been counted towards "University Courses" requirement. They can be counted as "Core Electives I" if and only if students have taken other HUM courses to complete their "University Courses" requirement. The extra courses taken from this pool are directly counted towards Area Elective Course requirements.


  Course Name ECTS Credits SU Credits Faculty
 * 
HART 292 From Modern to Contemporary Art 6 3 FASS
 * 
HART 293 Contemporary Art 6 3 FASS
 * 
HART 311 Renaissance Art 6 3 FASS
     HART 392 Art in the Age of Transition (from Renaiss. to Early Modern) 6 3 FASS
     HART 411 Art in the age of Revolt: Early Modernity 6 3 FASS
     HART 413 Visual Arts in Turkey 6 3 FASS
     HART 414 Post 60 Turkish Art 6 3 FASS
     HART 480 Bauhaus 6 3 FASS
     VA 310 Introduction to Multimedia 6 3 FASS
 * 
VA 312 History of Visual Communication 6 3 FASS
 

Core Electives II (Skill Courses)

3 courses from the pool below. The extra courses taken from this pool are directly counted towards Area Elective Course requirements.


  Course Name ECTS Credits SU Credits Faculty
     CS 450 Arts and Computing 6 3 FENS
     VA 323 Figure Drawing 6 3 FASS
     VA 324 Advanced Drawing 6 3 FASS
     VA 325 Interface Design 6 3 FASS
     VA 328 Digital and Photographic Imaging 6 3 FASS
     VA 331 Illustration as Communication 6 3 FASS
     VA 335 Sound and Image 6 3 FASS
     VA 431 Introduction to Video Techniques 6 3 FASS
     VA 433 3D Modelling 6 3 FASS
     VA 456 De-coding Design Culture 6 3 FASS
 

Area Electives

Minumum 5 courses from CULT-FILM-HART-LIT-VA coded undergraduate courses; CULT-LIT-POLS-VA coded graduate courses and courses taken from the list are required. Maximum 3 courses from the graduate courses above can be taken in order to be counted towards the undergraduate programs, by the condition of being a senior student and taking the advisor's and instructor's approval. The extra courses taken from this pool are directly counted towards Free Elective Course requirements.

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Free Electives

18 SU/ 36 ECTS credits courses offered by the university (excluding "University Courses"). At most 2 of the Begining / Basic level language courses can be used to fulfill the requirements for this area.

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Faculty Courses

  • At least 5 courses should be completed from FENS, FASS and SOM Faculty Courses,
  • At least three of these courses must be from the pool of FASS Faculty Courses,
  • These five courses must be distributed over at least three areas: the FENS and SOM pool of faculty courses counting as seventh and eighth in addition to the six FASS areas.
  • These courses may have been taken while fulfilling the other degree requirements for the program.
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    * Faculty Courses

    **Courses in more than one areas are listed in the area according to order of appearence in Summary of Degree Requirements list. That is, if a course is both area elective and core elective,then it is listed in core elective courses list.

    ***Graduate courses are not listed in undergraduate area requirements even if they are among them.

    ****Since graduation requirements may change dependent to the enrollment year to the University, we advise our students who enrolled at SU in previous years and still continue their education, to track their graduation requirements completion via Information System - Degree Evaluation.